When Jesus had ended his great sermon, known as the Sermon on the Mount, "the people were astonished at his doctrine.
The thought of heavenly glory is often associated with light and beauty.
By showing the individual his relationship to God as a divine idea, Christian Science supplies the answer to the world-wide problem of loneliness, often coupled with uselessness and old age.
"The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.
The major difficulties of men arise today mainly from their sense of incompleteness, from their belief that they need something which they do not already possess, such as money, material possessions, right companionship, proper and satisfying work, fulfillment in artistic endeavors, health, or freedom from fear.
The starting point is sometimes the hardest part of any human undertaking.